Joyland Returns! at the Railway Club in Vancouver, June 9, 2013. Jean Smith reading “Odele’s Bath” – an excerpt from “The Black Dot Museum of Political Art” and a Mecca Normal song. Introduced by Kevin Chong.
Jean Smith reading at LitQuake at the San Francisco Public Library, October 10, 2012. “Odele’s Bath” is a section from “The Black Dot Museum of Political Art” (literary fiction, complete at 82,000 words). “Odele’s Bath” is also a Mecca Normal song.
A new song from Mecca Normal’s recently-recorded album – Odele’s Bath (live) at Radio Active Records, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 2012. An excerpt from “Black Dot Museum of Political Art”.
Jean Smith talks about paintings by Martin Lewis, a character in the “Black Dot Museum of Political Art”.
Jean Smith painting the “Raven Coal Mine by Martin Lewis” series (8 x 10″ acrylic on canvas) — images are from Smith’s recently completed, unpublished novel “The Black Dot Museum of Political Art” in which narcissist Martin Lewis attempts to make political art to both impress a young activist and prevent an environmentally destructive coal mine from opening off British Columbia’s pristine coast.
Music: “Between Livermore and Tracy” from a forthcoming Mecca Normal album.